No, not a rat race, a real race! I ran a 5-mile on Saturday and lived to tell about it.
It was worth all the pain and discomfort to round a bend somewhere around 4 1/4 miles (not that I was counting : ) and hear my children chanting "Yeah, Momma! Yeah, Momma!" THAT was a good feeling indeed! And for those of you who are interested, the results are here. I just kept telling myself as lots of people passed me along the way, "I bet they don't have three children!"